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Life expectancy rises 10 years across world, but more suffer in old age

Published in Odd and Fun on 14th November 2017

As Aids and malaria deaths drop, 70% of deaths are now caused by cancers that often have lifestyle origins, survey finds Life expectancy has increased by 10 years across the globe in the past 35 years, thanks in part to efforts to treat infectious diseases such as Aids and malaria, but diet, obesity and drug […]

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14 -year-old girl who died of cancer wins right to be cryogenically frozen

Published in Odd and Fun on 13th November 2017

Judge backs UK mother in allowing body of teenage daughter, who died of cancer, to be preserved in US a process her estranged parent opposed A 14 -year-old girl who said before dying of cancer that she wanted a chance to live longer has been allowed by the high court to have her body cryogenically […]

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14 -year-old girl who died of cancer wins right to be cryogenically frozen

Published in Odd and Fun on 13th November 2017

Judge backs UK mother in allowing body of teenage daughter, who died of cancer, to be preserved in US a process her estranged parent opposed A 14 -year-old girl who said before dying of cancer that she wanted a chance to live longer has been allowed by the high court to have her body cryogenically […]

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Most of Northern Ireland strongly backs abortion law reform, survey discovers

Published in Odd and Fun on 9th November 2017

Three in four people back legal abortions for women pregnant through rape or incest and in situations of fatal foetal abnormalities A large majority of Northern Irelands population are in favour of reforming the regions strict anti-abortion laws and back legal terminations for women induced pregnant through sexual violence, a new survey has found. Nearly […]

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Margaret Atwood: Plastics are poisoning us. We need change , now

Published in Odd and Fun on 26th October 2017

In a new series marking the 500 th anniversary of the Reformation, the novelist calls for a insurrection against petrochemical polymers Ah, the Reformation. And then, inevitably, the Counter-Reformation. We recollect them, sort of, especially after reading Dissolution, CJ Sansoms detective thriller about the shutting down of and , not incidentally, the looting of rich […]

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Home abortion kits backed by women who employed them in Ireland

Published in Odd and Fun on 26th October 2017

Women in Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, where abortion is illegal, report relief after utilizing pills, study finds Women in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland who have obtained abortion pill online in defiance of the law overwhelmingly express gratitude and relief that they were able to end an unwanted pregnancy, a new […]

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Trump is trading on racism- and if May is a true friend she’ll tell him | Sarah Wollaston

Published in Odd and Fun on 25th October 2017

From the Muslim travel ban to womens rights, the Trump administration is taking the world backwards. Westminster should not be fawning over him Donald Trump constructed no secret of his deeply divisive instincts during his campaign for the White House. Vile racial and religious stereotyping, misogyny, his support for torment, even parodying those with disabilities. […]

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Human, we need to talk about sperm | Geeta Nargund

Published in Odd and Fun on 24th October 2017

Stories of older celebrity fathers belie the truth. There is a male biological clock, and we have to break the taboo around it Infertility has for far too long been treated as an all-female issue. Yet in about half of the cases for the one in six couples in this country who are experiencing problems […]

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The pill is linked to depression- and doctors can no longer ignore it | Holly Grigg-Spall

Published in Odd and Fun on 23rd October 2017

Hormonal contraceptives are used by 3.5 million women in the UK alone. The medical establishment must stop dismissing health risks they carry A newly published study from the University of Copenhagen has confirmed a link between hormonal contraceptives and depression. The largest of its kind, with one million Danish women between the ages of 15 […]

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HIV rates climbing among over-5 0s in UK and Europe, researchers warn

Published in Odd and Fun on 22nd October 2017

Older people more likely to be infected through heterosexual sex and to have more advanced illnes when it is finally diagnosed, new survey reveals HIV rates are climbing in the over-5 0s in the UK and across Europe, while the rate of new infections among younger people is dropping, according to new research which warns […]

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